Green Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates for the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 7th November 2018, with updates as new candidate nominations announced. Any links in this post are to online announcements of candidate selections – there will be no specific links to candidate web pages.

The sixth of my series of rolling blog posts, in which I detail the latest information as to candidate selections relating to the different political parties and grouping and/or candidate declarations (as in the case of the non-party grouping). The rule of thumb here is that I will add party candidates in most cases only after they have been officially selected to run for the party at a selection convention or by some other means of candidate selection. I try my best to find information about local election candidate selection conventions, but in some cases this information is hard to find and occasionally it can be some time after a convention takes place before I find this information and hence am in a position to update this page accordingly.

The post will focus on Green candidate selections ahead of the 2019 City and County Council elections. 

The Green Party currently has twelve City and County Councillors, the same number as that won by the party at the 2014 City and County Council elections. After the party’s significant loss of local representation at the 2009 local election and the loss of all its national representation at the 2011 General Election, a strong performance in the 2014 local elections proved to be vital in relation to the party’s rebuilding process after the fall out of its period in a coalition government with Fianna Fáil between June 2007 and January 2011. One of the successful candidates in this election – Catherine Martin – went on to win a seat in Dublin Rathdown in the 2016 General Election.

The party will be hoping to build further on the results of the 2014 elections, especially as more time has elapsed now since the conclusion of its period in the ill-fated coalition government and as the party regains its old “transfer friendly” character. The process of rebuilding the party – now assisted by the regaining of state funding after the Greens won more than 2% of the national vote at the 2016 General Election – has further continued and a number of party candidates will now have gained experienced from having contested the 2014 and/or 2016 elections, even if they did not win seats in these contests. However, the decision to reduce the size of constituencies (i.e. the number of seats per constituency) might create problems for Green Party candidates in some constituencies, especially as the relatively large numbers of seats per electoral area at the 2014 elections did help the party in winning/regaining some of its seats.

As of now (14th November 2018), twenty three Green Party/Comhaontas Glas local election candidates are listed on this page. Ten of these candidates are women (43.5%) and thirteen of these are men (56.5%).

The candidates that have been officially selected to contest the 2019 Local Elections as Green Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates include:

Area/Electoral Area Green Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates
Carlow
Carlow
Tullow
Muinebeag
Cavan
Bailieborough-Cootehill
Ballyjamesduff
Cavan-Belturbert
Clare
Ennis
Killaloe
Shannon
Ennistimon
Kilrush
Cork County
Carrigaline Catríona Reid
Bandon-Kinsale
Macroom
Cobh Alan O’Connor
Midleton Liam Quaide
Fermoy
Kanturk
Mallow
Bantry
Clonakilty-Skibbereen
Cork City
Cork City North East Oliver Moran
Cork City North West Mark Cronin
Cork City South Central Dan Boyle
Cork City South East Lorna Bogue
Cork City South West Colette Finn
Donegal
Donegal
Glenties
Milford
Buncrana
Letterkenny
Carndonagh
Lifford-Stranorlar
Dublin City
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh
Ballymun-Finglas Caroline Conroy
Artane-Whitehall
Donaghmede
Cabra-Glasnevin Neasa Hourigan
Clontarf
Kimmage-Rathmines Cllr. Patrick Costello
North Inner City Cllr. Ciarán Cuffe
South West Inner City Michael Pidgeon
South East Inner City Cllr. Claire Byrne
Pembroke Hazel Chu
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Blackrock
Dun Laoghaire
Dundrum Cllr. Daniel Dunne
Glencullen-Sandyford
Killiney-Shankill
Stillorgan Eva Dowling
Fingal County
Balbriggan Joe O’Brien
Rush Lusk
Castleknock Cllr. Roderic O’Gorman
Howth-Malahide Cllr. David Healy
Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart
Ongar
Swords
South Dublin County
Clondalkin
Palmerstown-Fonthill
Lucan
Tallaght Central
Tallaght South
Rathfarnham-Templeogue
Firhouse-Bohernabreena
Galway City
Galway City Central
Galway City East
Galway City West
Galway County
Athenry-Oranmore
Gort Kinvara
Ballinasloe
Conamara North
Conamara South
Loughrea
Tuam
Kerry
Killarney
Listowel
An Daingean
Kenmare
Castleisland
Tralee Marc O Cathasaigh
Kildare
Athy
Celbridge
Leixlip
Maynooth
Clane
Kildare
Newbridge
Naas
Kilkenny
Castlecomer
Kilkenny
Callan-Thomastown
Piltown
Laois
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick
Graiguecullen-Portarlington
Portlaoise
Leitrim
Ballinamore
Carrick-on-Shannon
Manorhamilton
Limerick
Limerick City East
Limerick City North
Limerick City West
Adare-Rathkeale
Cappamore-Kilmallock
Newcastle West
Longford
Ballymahon
Granard
Longford
Louth
Ardee
Drogheda Urban
Drogheda Rural
Dundalk-Carlingford
Dundalk-South
Mayo
Ballina
Castlebar
Claremorris Mags Sheehan
Swinford
Belmullet
Westport
Meath
Ashbourne
Kells
Laytown-Bettystown
Navan
Ratoath
Trim
Monaghan
Ballybay-Clones
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney
Monaghan
Offaly
Birr
Edenderry
Tullamore
Roscommon
Athlone (Roscommon)
Boyle
Roscommon
Sligo
Ballymote-Tobercurry
Sligo-Drumcliff
Sligo-Strandhill
Tipperary
Carrick-on-Suir
Cahir
Cashel-Tipperary
Clonmel
Nenagh
Newport
Roscrea-Templemore
Thurles
Waterford
Waterford City East
Waterford City South
Tramore-Waterford City West
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas
Dungarvan
Lismore
Westmeath
Athlone (Westmeath) Louise Heavin
Moate
Mullingar
Kinnegad
Wexford
Gorey
Kilmuckridge
Enniscorthy
New Ross
Kilmore
Wexford
Wicklow
Arklow
Baltinglass
Bray East
Bray West
Greystones
Wicklow

(Please note that, as in the other similar posts, any links that are provided here are to posts/newspaper reports offering “evidence” of their candidatures and will normally not link back to candidate websites.):

I will be adding to this list as and when I come across further Green Party candidate selections.

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About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email: adrian.p.kavanagh@mu.ie
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